Central City Mixed Use Development
Central City Mixed Use Development
Cambridge

The architectural challenge for this development was to “practice what we preach” in terms of designing our own low energy building. Our aim was to bring the building up to the highest of environmental standards by recycling and extending an existing 19th Century, mixed use building to create a studio workspace for our practice at ground floor level and residential accommodation above.

Design features of the building include four 30m deep bore-holes, serving a ground source heat pump, solar thermal panels, rainwater recycling, photovoltaics and the recycling of much of the existing building materials and components.

In addition, the project includes the super-insulation of both the existing and the new construction, external solar shading and maximises the penetration of natural daylight. The building is ventilated completely passively with an innovative stack ventilation system. We are currently monitoring the building performance to help us assess the effectiveness of the technologies used.

Green Apple Award
Green Apple Award 2007
RIBA
RIBA East Spirit of Ingenuity Award 2007
LABC East Anglia
LABC Built in Quality Award 2007

Central City Mixed Use Development
Central City Mixed Use Development
Central City Mixed Use Development
Central City Mixed Use Development
Central City Mixed Use Development
33 - 35 Victoria Road, Cambridge